Jepson Manual - Higher Plants of California

ISBN-10: 0520082559

ISBN-13: 9780520082557

Edition: 1993

Authors: James C. Hickman

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First published in 1925, Willis Linn Jepson's Manual of the Flowering Plants of California has been a standard reference for teachers, students, and naturalists. Since that time, hundreds of new species have been identified and botanical investigation has become more sophisticated. Now Jepson's philosophy of making such information available to all is again realized in this new volume, which includes a wealth of material accumulated over the past decades. With contributions from two hundred botanists across North America, this is the most comprehensive resource and identification guide to nearly eight thousand varieties of native and naturalized California plants. The means to identify plants (using key traits and illustrations) is accompanied by special information such as horticultural requirements, endangerment, toxicity, weed status, and notes on the management of sensitive species. Identification keys have been designed for ease of use, and terms have been simplified and illustrated, making the new Manual the most authoritative field guide for the expert and amateur alike.
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 4/23/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1424
Size: 9.25" wide x 13.75" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 7.744

Preface
Acknowledgements
Authors Contributing Treatments to The Jepson Manual
Introduction
Philosophy and History of The Jepson Manual Project
Conventions Used in The Jepson Manual
Pronunciation of Scientific Names
Glossary
Abbreviations and Symbols
Commonness and Rarity
Horticultural Information in The Jepson Manual
Geographic Subdivisions of California
California's Geological History and Changing Landscapes
California's Changing Climates and Flora
Key to California Plant Families
Taxonomic Treatments
Pteridophytes (F)
Gymnosperms (G)
Dicots (D)
Monocots (M)
Appendix I: Floristic Summary
Appendix II: Classification of California Plant Families
Appendix III: Name Changes from Recent References
Index
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